Avoid routine use of inhaled corticosteroids in upper respiratory tract illness in children.

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Cough is the most common symptom in children attending primary care pediatricians. Inhaled corticosteroid therapy is a common practice in our country, as a first step therapy in upper respiratory tract illness and related cough, although no evidence of real benefit is proved. This practice, if used for long-term therapy, can cause adverse effects.


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